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I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar

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3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
+1 252-449-2483
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Nunda, NY
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch with my husband for great seafood, after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. It is in a strip mall, but don't let that put you off. It is a spotlessly clean, and inviting, family operation. My husband had the Oyster Chowder, which was full of plump oysters in a nicely seasoned base. I had the... More 

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Thank craigston
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We're grateful for the kind review! It's great to read how accommodating our staff was with the appetizer special but I most enjoyed how your appreciation read through loud and clear. It truly brings out the joy in our work. Have a safe trip home! More 

hawaii
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249 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016

We loved our food here. We got the peel and at shrimp and it was the best. Very reasonable prices and excellent service. We even got to talk to Mom. Had a great time.

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Thank krg999
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you had a great time. "Mom" will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed her service and the shrimp! Have a great day. More 

Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We can't say enough good things about this little gem. We were in Kill Devil Hills for a family wedding and wanted some Steamed Crabs. We went to this restaurant and were told that the Soft Shells were running now and the hard shells would be in a few weeks. We decided to stay and eat anyway. The Crab Bisque... More 

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Thank jamesgcarey58
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your kind compliments and are thrilled that you stayed to dine with us! Congratulations on the family wedding. Don't wait for another major event to get down here again. We'd love to serve you any time. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

We didn't know quite what to think when we entered. Small dining area, parchment paper for table, plastic utensils. The She Crab Bisque is outstanding! Came in a Styrofoam cup. I also had the crab cake sandwich. Also very good. Come hungry, just don't expect fancy.

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Thank Awgie G
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you decided to give us a try and loved the Crab Bisque! We're definitely a casual, dive restaurant because it's hard to be frilly when crab-smashing and oyster-shucking happen daily. We will happily fill your belly with local seafood and keep you good company while you dine though. Join us again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were SO fortunate to find 'I Got Your Crabs.' Our craving for good seafood led us here and we were ecstatic; our entire meal featured some of the best seafood we've ever had. Laid back environment + Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff ++ Delicious, fresh, well-seasoned food +++ We learned that IGYC is family owned; they catch most of... More 

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Thank DCN2012
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your review considering that you tried, and loved, so many different items. We appreciate you sharing that enthusiasm with others and hope to serve you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful oysters / crab cakes at a proper reasonable price. The place is filled with family photos and lore, a great stop between parks and beach. Go there.

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Thank Michael H
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to write a review for us! It's great to hear how you enjoyed everything from the food to the family pictures. It's the quaint, inviting atmosphere that we work hard to provide for our customers and it's clear we hit the mark on your visit. We hope you'll stop in again... More 

williamsburg, va
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

It's in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. The food is great and the staff are quick. We had shrimp and crabs. Recommend to anyone.

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Thank cksteger
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us in your review! Some are hesitant to try us because of the strip mall location but we appreciate that you looked past that and gave us the chance to change your mind. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! More 

Southington, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I Got Your Crabs was located in front of our vacation townhouse, and had just opened seasonally the week we were in North Carolina. Thank God! The restaurant looks like a small fish market outside, but is war and inviting when you get in. The staff is fun and knowledgeable about the stock of what's fresh and good! The market... More 

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IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We love that you took home T-shirts for your friends! I'm sure you'll be stopping in again but don't worry about catching us in the off season. We keep the same hours 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM all year round. We're only closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Otherwise, you can find us serving up the food... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner tonight just after arriving to the Outer Banks. Very friendly staff, straightforward menu and fresh seafood, it was exactly what we wanted from a local restaurant. We were lucky enough to catch soft shell crab season, and had plate of them with a side of hush puppies. Delicious! I'd definitely return if I were in Kitty... More 

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Thank amylmc
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you will definitely be returning on your next visit to town. You were so lucky to catch us in softshell season because it's spans just a few weeks in the Spring! Did you know that we shed our own and keep enough to serve them year round? If you get a craving for them in... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

If I could, I would eat here every day of my vacation. Their oysters are perfectly shucked and are always fresh. They make a crab bisque that is so good, you'll never go anywhere else for soup. Their crab cakes are so fluffy and rich that they're a steal for the price. They make their own sauces which go so... More 

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Thank Elise S
IGYCOBX, Manager at I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review for us on TripAdvisor! Many people don't know that we make all of our own sauces; from cocktail to our spicy oyster sauce, they're all made from scratch in house. I love that you pointed that out. Have a great day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-9237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2483
Description
We're a locally owned shellfish market and oyster bar offering the freshest, local seafood in the Outer Banks. Our specialty is blue crabs and steaming is always free. Eat in or Take out. Open year-round 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website.

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